International Graduate Application Requirements

In addition to the general application requirements, international applicants are required to submit additional materials in order to complete immigration paperwork necessary to study in the United States.

International applicants must submit the following additional materials, available in the downloadable forms section of the online application and at the International Student Home section of the Graduate Studies website (

  •  -FSA-3 form; English Proficiency Report: International students must show proof of English competency. Applicants whose native language is English are exempt.
  • -English Proficiency Test Score Report: International applicants are required to show proficiency in the English language sufficient enough to successfully participate in graduate study. Proof of proficiency may be shown by achieving the following test scores:

    TOEFL: 78   IELTS: 6.0 with no subsection below 5.5  iTEP: 3.5

    Fredonia's school code for reporting the TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS scores electronically is 2539.

    -FSA-4 form: Financial Statement: All international applicants must submit evidence of full financial support for all expenses at Fredonia as a condition of being issued immigration documents for F-1 or J-1 status (i.e., the Certificate of Eligibility, form I-20AB or IAP-66). The FSA-4 form must be signed by both the applicant and the applicant's financial sponsor. The submitted form must contain an original signature.

    -Proof of financial support: Applicants must submit an original bank statement from the financial sponsor verifying the available funds. Only original financial documentation with original signatures and seals will be accepted.

    While an admission decision can be made without the financial documentation, the I-20 or DS-2019 forms cannot be issued until all documents are received.

    Applicants may upload the FSA-3 form to the online application, but he/she must send the FSA-4 form and supporting documentation directly to the Fredonia Graduate Studies Office at the following address:

    Graduate Studies Office
    E230A Thompson Hall
    State University of New York at Fredonia
    Fredonia, NY 14063
    (716) 673-3808 
    (716) 673-3712 (fax)

    Persons who have further questions about these requirements should contact the Fredonia International Education Center at (716) 673-3451, or send the office an inquiry from the International Education Center's website at

  • Individual departments/programs may have additional admissions requirements that must be met. Students should check the Graduate Studies website, degree program pages in this online University Catalog, the online application, and/or departmental websites.